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Commerce Department

(In Trade)
March 22, 2019

“Please explain … why Commerce feels that domestic automakers are unable to sufficiently plan for their own long-term success absent government intervention.”


(Daily News)
March 20, 2019

Imports of fabricated structural steel from Canada, Mexico and China could be harming domestic producers, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled in a preliminary determination this week, allowing the Commerce Department to continue to investigate and, possibly, impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties.


(In Trade)
March 14, 2019

Mexican seasonal fruit and vegetable growers, he said, have “little regard for the rules that are supposed to guarantee that freely imported goods are also fairly traded.”


(In Trade)
March 14, 2019

“Everybody expressed their view. It was just a discussion. We all made our special points. If you want to know what I said: 'We ought to move ahead, and we got to solve this very necessary tariff issue on steel and aluminum,'” said Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley.


(In Trade)
March 12, 2019

“Maybe I shouldn’t draw that conclusion yet. It’s something that I have to keep in the back of my mind, so I haven’t really concluded that. But the broader support we can get towards two-thirds of the Senate of the United States the better chance there is of a president not vetoing it.”


(In Trade)
March 12, 2019

“Clearly, carbon dioxide emissions are exacerbated by international trade and imports to the United States”


(Daily News)
March 08, 2019

A coalition of border state organizations and companies, along with Arizona lawmakers, is pushing back against the Trump administration's announcement last month of its intent to withdraw from a suspension agreement with Mexico over fresh tomatoes.


(In Trade)
March 06, 2019

“If the president wants to back his words with actions, any trade deal with China will insist on dramatic, structural changes in Beijing's state-led economy, which have contributed to massive industrial overcapacity in key sectors.”


(In Trade)
March 05, 2019

“We asked for it and they told us the White House was going to make a decision on it.”


(Daily News)
March 04, 2019

The Commerce Department on Monday initiated a Section 232 investigation into titanium sponge imports, the fifth national security-based trade probe initiated by the Trump administration.


(Daily News)
February 25, 2019

The domestic steel industry last week exceeded the capacity utilization level targeted by the Commerce Department last year in its Section 232 report to the White House on steel imports, which was used to justify 25 percent tariffs on U.S. trading partners.


(In Trade)
February 25, 2019

“A large majority (86%) of panelists expects the impact from the U.S. imposing car tariffs on imported vehicles to be negative, with that share of the panel roughly evenly split between thinking the negative impact would be somewhat consequential (44%) or consequential (42%).”


(In Trade)
February 21, 2019

“Maybe you think, as some analysts do, that the president won’t do it. He’ll just use these potential tariffs as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations. That’s a nice thought. I hope it’s true. But dealers no longer have the luxury of sitting back and hoping for the best.”


(In Trade)
February 19, 2019

“American families, small businesses, farmers and ranchers have a right to know what Donald Trump is considering when it comes to slapping tariffs on cars and trucks and even on parts used to assemble autos in the U.S.”


(In Trade)
February 13, 2019

“If they do recommend it, I will not think it’s the right thing to do.”


(Daily News)
February 08, 2019

The U.S. International Trade Commission, in a new report on large diameter pipe imports from China and India, draws a stark connection to Section 232 steel restrictions, stating the national security-based duties have raised domestic costs and will do little to mitigate the flow of imports from foreign countries.


(Daily News)
February 07, 2019

The Commerce Department on Thursday announced its intent with withdraw from a suspension agreement with Mexico involving fresh tomatoes -- a move some U.S. legislators called for earlier this week.


(In Trade)
February 06, 2019

“This bipartisan legislation preserves this trade tool while properly placing the national security designation at the Department of Defense and expanding the role of Congress in the process.”


(In Trade)
February 04, 2019

“The record is clear in this case: the suspension agreements negotiated by past Administrations have not worked, and Mexican tomato exporters have used [them] as cover for their continued use of unfair trade practices to gain U.S. market share.”


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